The Corner

Making Friends and Influencing People

And today Fred Thompson plugs ISI.

You get the impression via these commentaries he might not forget or dismiss his conservative friends when and if the time comes he’s in the White House. Because he actually thinks they have something important to say (those damn yahoos) and he’d probably be surrounded by a few of them from the beginning.

Romney has a few movement types around him too. I’m not sure he exudes it as much as Thompson does at this point. But then again Thompson isn’t working the stump quite yet — he isn’t a candidate (yet). It’s not infrastructure building in key states, but there’s a creative genius to this way Thompson is introducing himself to the Right (especially) as a potential candidate.